Tag: poverty

PPAF and UNHCR sign a Project Partnership Agreement to launch the Poverty Graduation Pilot for Afghan Refugees

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PR: Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have signed an agreement for jointly taking forward the poverty graduation approach with the ultra-poor/vulnerable poor Afghan refugee population residing in districts Pishin and Swabi of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces respectively. The initiative aims at making an effort to graduate […]…Read More

Promoting agriculture to reducing rural poverty: PEW

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The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) emphasized that rural communities can be taken out of poverty by the promotion of agriculture and livestock sectors. He also said having 80% exports linked and the largest proportion of employment in Pakistan. Agriculture serves as the backbone of the economy of Pakistan. Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW said that […]…Read More

Agriculture for growth and poverty, mitigation policies

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article image Agriculture is a vital contributor to the economy of country as it contributes one fourth to GDP, it pays 47% labour force, agro business give above 50% industrial production, earns 70% of export revenues either directly or indirectly and it provides livelihood to 67% of rural households. Majority of poor live in rural areas (near to 80% of all poor live in rural areas) and they are mainly dependent on agriculture for their food and for livelihood security. Also livestock is source…Read More

Tech usage to reduce poverty for progress

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article image STAFF REPORTER ISB: Innovators from around the world have recently gathered at the Information Technology University (ITU) to present technology-based innovative solutions for poverty alleviation. They attended the concluding session of the Lahore International Development Design Summit (IDDS). The summit was part of the global initiative of the Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Laboratory (IPAL) and the International Development Innovation Network (IDIN). Speaking at the concluding…Read More

PARC celebrates WFD pledging to dwindle poverty

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In acknowledgment of World Food Day (WFD), an event was sorted out by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). The theme of the present year’s WFD was Social Protection and Agriculture - Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty’. NARC Director General Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan envied the organization of the event which termed as the union with the world for the respectable inspiration of the day. He said the food security policies are designed in order to…Read More

ICT a catalyst for poverty eradication

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THE ROLE of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for poverty eradication and for economic growth is vital. There are clear evidences that link investment in ICTs to enhanced economic growth and pro-poor growth. ICT is not only a sector within the economy of the country but its complementary factor is pro-poor infrastructure, private-sector development, and rural livelihood. In the wake of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the role of ICT has become more pertinent to evaluate…Read More

PARC celebrates World Food Day pledging to dwindle poverty

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:In acknowledgment of World Food Day (WFD), an event was sorted out by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). The theme of the present year's WFD was 'Social Protection and Agriculture - Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty'. NARC Director GeneralDrMuhammad Azeem Khan envied the organization of the event which termed as the union with theworldfortherespectableinspiration of the day. He said the food security policies are designed in order to alleviate poverty in…Read More

Farm investment to boost productivity, reduce poverty

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that greater attention and investment in agriculture will increase productivity, reduce poverty, improve balance of trade, generate employment, check rural migration and increase GDP growth in the country. "The government is committed to turn agriculture into a fully-viable economic industry. It believes in alleviating issues faced by small farmers and considers them as the backbone of the rural economy," said the president…Read More

Poverty and rural development in Pakistan

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article image Agriculture is the mainstay of economy of Pakistan as about 67 per cent of our population is associated directly and indirectly with this sector. Agriculture has a big share of 21.5 per cent in the GDP and this sector employs 45 per cent of the country’s labour force. It also contributes in the growth of other key sectors of economy. The development of this country is not possible by ignoring the development of its rural areas. Rural development can be defined as the process of…Read More

Poverty reduction a magical task

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article image POVERTY IS lack of basic human needs like health, education, clean water, nutrition etc. It is a condition in which ones income is not sufficient enough to fulfill his basic needs. It is a curse and something like nobody would want to own. In Pakistan it is not a yesterday born issue, it is eating up Pakistan and now it has spread out its circle to a larger radius now. Historically it began just with independence because of lack of proper resources at that time. In 1980 there was a slight…Read More